Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en TMT Cuts Short First Day of Construction Restart For Safety Reasons http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-cuts-short-first-day-construction-restart-safety-reasons <p>Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board:</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a difficult day for Hawaii and TMT. As we attempted to begin our work today, we were met by protests that regrettably resulted in some arrests. Boulders blocked our access to the construction site and the Department of Land and Natural Resources deemed it unsafe for us to proceed. For the safety of our team, we made the decision to bring them off the mountain and we are planning to resume when the issue is resolved.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/statement-mauna-kea-hawaii-governors-office-june-24-2015">Statement on Mauna Kea from Hawaii Governor&#039;s Office, June 24, 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-cuts-short-first-day-construction-restart-safety-reasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:16:18 +0000 gordon 1121 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Partners Agree to Restart Construction of Telescope Project http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-partners-agree-restart-construction-telescope-project <p>Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board:</p> <p>&ldquo;After more than two months of consultation, education, and dialogue with many stakeholders, we humbly announce that the TMT International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the morning of Wednesday, June 24.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-partners-agree-restart-construction-telescope-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:30:40 +0000 gordon 1096 at http://www.tmt.org Request for Proposal ("RFP") for VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Submission Date: July 31, 2015 http://www.tmt.org/news-center/request-proposal-rfp-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-submission-date-july <p>The TMT Project (&ldquo;TMT&rdquo;) is requesting proposals for the preliminary design and prototyping of the TMT Visible Camera (&quot;VCAM&quot;) System. Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the specifications and instructions provided in the RFP (which is provided on this web page).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-tmtbusmgt15081rel01">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping (TMT.BUS.MGT.15.081.REL01)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit A</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-b">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit B</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-c">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit C</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-d">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit D</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-f">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit F</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-g">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit G</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/documents/rfp-tmt-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-exhibit-h">RFP - TMT VCAM System Preliminary Design and Prototyping - Exhibit H</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/request-proposal-rfp-vcam-system-preliminary-design-and-prototyping-submission-date-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Release Sat, 13 Jun 2015 01:57:25 +0000 pratheep 1098 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Partners Commit to Helping Hawaii's Youth Reach for the Stars http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-partners-commit-helping-hawaiis-youth-reach-stars <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">PASADENA, CALIF &ndash; Statement from Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board:</span></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/hawaii-governor-david-ige-announces-major-changes-stewardship-mauna-kea">Hawaii Governor David Ige Announces Major Changes in the Stewardship of Mauna Kea</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-partners-commit-helping-hawaiis-youth-reach-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:23:22 +0000 cmalek 1097 at http://www.tmt.org China Student Wins Special TMT Award at 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair http://www.tmt.org/news-center/china-student-wins-special-tmt-award-2015-intel-international-science-and-engineering-fa <p>As part of its commitment to invest in the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project awarded a special grand prize at the recent 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/intel-engineering-challenge-award">Intel Engineering Challenge Award</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/china-student-wins-special-tmt-award-2015-intel-international-science-and-engineering-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:47:23 +0000 gordon 1095 at http://www.tmt.org UH Implementation Plan for Improved Stewardship of Maunakea http://www.tmt.org/news-center/uh-implementation-plan-improved-stewardship-maunakea <p>[From <a href="http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/06/01/uh-implementation-plan-for-improved-stewardship-of-maunakea/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UHawaiiSystemHome+%28University+of+Hawai?i+System+News+&raquo;+home%29">University of Hawaii</a>] - Statement from UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney:</p> <p>Over the past months the University of Hawaii has received substantial input regarding our stewardship of Maunakea. Governor David Ige&rsquo;s statement on May 26 is consistent with what we have heard from the community. We accept that the university has not yet met all of our obligations to the mountain or the expectations of the community. For that, we apologize and lay out this outline of an action plan for improving our stewardship. We will provide a more detailed schedule by July 2015 following additional consultations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/uh-implementation-plan-improved-stewardship-maunakea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:01:16 +0000 gordon 1094 at http://www.tmt.org